Partridge rock-----Pullet? or are my roos being gay?

keatonskeets

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 2, 2009
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Middle Tennessee
I have a partridge rock, the gender of which I am not sure. The feathering, shape, and vent size make me think it is a cockerel. But the comb size, spur size, and the fact that my roo is trying to get frisky with him/her, makes me think it's a lady chicken.

I am definately noticing saddle and sickle feathers





But the comb look soooo small when compared to this Phoenix Cockerel of the SAME AGE.



They are both 4 months old-----The Phoenix is crowing, mating, and strutting his stuff, but the rock is silent, has not much to show, and is GETTING MATED.

If the rock is a cock, than these two breeds must mature at completely different times. I have always used the phoenix to base the gender of the rock off of. I guess I gotta look more into the feathering....

What do y'all think?
 

keatonskeets

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 2, 2009
91
6
39
Middle Tennessee
Yes, I don't think that the Phoenix is even getting close to mating. He'll try to jump a hen, and the hen just turns around and kicks the shfeathers out of him.
 

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